3 Ways to Beautifully Wrap Winter Holiday Presents

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There is something so charming about giving and receiving a beautifully wrapped present for Christmas ... or any occasion for that matter! These three easy, inexpensive, and clever ideas will take your gift giving to a new level. The best part is that it takes only a little time and creativity to put them together. Trust us, your presents will stand out from the rest.

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Gift Wrap Idea #1: Drawn Jar Embellishment

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Wrap your gift in brown kraft paper.

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Using a white marker, draw a jar or vase onto the wrapped box.

Make two small parallel slits at the top of drawing and then insert a piece of greenery, flower, or desired foliage.

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Tie cotton, jute, or string around the box a couple of times, and then secure with a small bow at the front of the greenery in order to cover the slits.

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Gift Wrap Idea #2: Snowy Pine Cone Embellishment

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First wrap your gift in brown kraft paper.

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Using white acrylic paint, paint the top of the pine cone and allow to dry.

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Attach the pine cone by wrapping some string around the box several times. Insert a couple pieces of greenery under the string if desired.

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Using a white marker, place several small dots on the paper in an organic manner so it resembles snow.

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Gift Wrap Idea #3: Hand-Painted Christmas Trees Embellishment

For this idea, you'll first paint onto a flat piece of kraft paper, and then you'll wrap your present after everything is dry.

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On a piece of white kraft paper, paint a simple vertical line, approximately two inches long.

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Paint several horizontal lines starting at the top of the vertical line, gradually making them bigger towards the bottom.

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Paint the trees in staggered groups of three

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Continue to paint the trees until you've covered the entire paper.

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Wrap the gift, and then add a ribbon and a piece of greenery for more interest.

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